Texas has enough lethal drugs for 23 executions, officials say
TEXAS — Forced to go public by an order from Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, state prison officials late Friday disclosed that they have enough lethal drugs on hand to carry out as many as 23 executions.
The agency also said Friday that it does not prepare backup doses of the lethal drugs for each execution, as state officials have long said policy requires.
In a brief statement issued without elaboration, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said it has 46 2.5-gram vials of Nembutal on hand and similar amounts of two other drugs included in a three-drug cocktail used in executions at the Huntsville Unit.
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